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Blogger of the Day at Anderson Live

Jill Seiman & Anderson Cooper, Blogger of the Day, Anderson Live

This morning I had the distinct honor and pleasure of being "Blogger of the Day" at Anderson Cooper's daytime talk show, Anderson Live. During my tenure, I sat in the audience and live Tweeted my thoughts and reactions to noteworthy news and guest interviews as moderated by Cooper and today's co-host Kyra Phillip's of HLN's "Raising America." I'm a big fan of both Cooper and Phillips and respect their candid journalism and humor so it was fun to watch them as a team.

If you didn't get a chance to follow along on Twitter (#AndersonLive) or see today's broadcast, the "First 15" was dedicated to breaking news including: the acquittal of Amanda Knox being overturned (Cooper asked the audience, "Would you go back to Italy if you were Amanda Knox?"), the monumental decision facing the Supreme Court in its consideration of gay rights, the 44-year old deli owner who won q $338 million Powerball Jackpot ("Do you think winning that kind of money would change you?"), and Dillie a domesticated pet deer that has given a woman receiving chemotherapy treatment joy and comfort.


The show's in-studio guests included two women from TLC's "My Crazy Obsession" and a doctor that warns collecting is healthy until it negatively impacts your relationships or financial status.

Fashion expert Jill Martin rounded out the morning with 3 fixes for common fashion problems:
1. Not enough color in your wardrobe? Use scarves and accessories to incorporate seasonal trends.
2. Too many clothes in your closet that you're not wearing? Invite over an honest friend and donate SEVENTY-FIVE percent of closet. Apply the 6-month rule and get rid of anything you don't have immediate plans to wear.
3. White tee shirts making you look washed out? Add a colorful statement necklace and be sure to replace tees every few months for that crisp whiteness.


Funny enough, the studio is the same that Nate Berkus used to film in, which brought back some hilarious memories.

The crew was absolutely lovely and Cooper could not have been a more gracious host. During commercial breaks he walked around the audience answering questions and taking photos. After the taping concluded I got to join him in a photo booth for the above photo to memorialize the occasion.

Huge thanks to Myescha and Harrison for the glamorous start to the week and for taking such good care of me! I've had a few talk show experiences at this point and this was by far my favorite.

For more information on today's episode, check out As Seen On The Show on the Anderson Live website.

{I was not compensated in any way for this post or my participation in the show. I was provided travel accommodations to and from the studio.}